Etihad Airways has made this announcement:
Effective October 28, 2018, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will introduce a 299-seat next-generation Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily mid-morning EY653 / EY654 schedule from Abu Dhabi to Cairo.
Etihad Airways will operate four daily services, the most frequent number of flights operated by any UAE airline to the Egyptian capital, offering greater choice and optimised timings to benefit business and leisure customers travelling point-to-point between the two cities.
In April 2018, Etihad Airways and EgyptAir expanded their codeshare partnership from Abu Dhabi and Cairo to include several African destinations served by the Egyptian flag-carrier from its Cairo hub, including Ndjamena in Chad, Khartoum in Sudan, Entebbe in Uganda, and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and subject to government approvals, Abuja and Kano in Nigeria, and Asmara in Eritrea
EgyptAir places its ‘MS’ code on Etihad Airways flights from Abu Dhabi to Seoul, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, and subject to government approvals, on flights to China.
Etihad Airways’ two-class Boeing 787-9 features 28 Business Studios offering direct aisle access, a fully-flat bed of up to 80.5 inches in length, and an increase of 20 per cent in personal space.
Flight schedule: Abu Dhabi – Cairo, effective October 28, 2018 (all times local):
|EY651||Abu Dhabi||03:10||Cairo||05:20||Daily||Airbus A321|
|EY650||Cairo||06:25||Abu Dhabi||11:45||Daily||Airbus A321|
|EY653||Abu Dhabi||09:35||Cairo||11:45||Daily||Boeing 787-9|
|EY654||Cairo||13:35||Abu Dhabi||18:50||Daily||Boeing 787-9|
|EY655||Abu Dhabi||14:35||Cairo||16:45||Daily||Airbus A320|
|EY656||Cairo||17:50||Abu Dhabi||23:15||Daily||Airbus A320|
|EY657||Abu Dhabi||21:45||Cairo||23:50||Daily||Airbus A320|
|EY658||Cairo||00:50||Abu Dhabi||06:15||Daily||Airbus A320|
Copyright Photo: Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner A6-BLH (msn 39653) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 941111.
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